Aug 28, 2023 - Highlights the Rural Mobile Crisis Response Team (RMCRT), a program in a rural Elko, Nevada that connects youth and families with mental healthcare during a mental health crisis. The pilot program will be evaluated for potential expansion into other rural parts of the state. The program aims to address the mental health provider shortage in the state.
Source: Nevada Current
Aug 22, 2023 - Announces The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) policy changes related to oversight of hospice facilities due to fraudulent billing practices. Includes specific regulation updates for facilities in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Texas as well as accrediting organizations.
Source: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Aug 21, 2023 - A partnership between urban Clark county and rural Lincoln county in Nevada has led to the creation of a 4-H camp in Lincoln county. At the camp urban children get to experience rural activities while Lincoln county benefits economically. The project has created jobs and gives Lincoln county an asset to use when the camp is not in session.
Source: National Association of Counties
Aug 14, 2023 - Describes the role of community health representatives (CHR) in a Nevada tribe. The role is functionally the same as a community health worker (CHW), but typically not covered by Medicaid. Nevada recently changed this policy which should allow the tribe to hire more CHRs. Describes the improved health outcomes that CHRs and CHWs can contribute to by providing their services including transportation to medical appointments, grocery delivery, medication delivery, and more.
Source: Source NM